Questions From Golfers
Florida is the golf capital of the United States. There are over 1,500 courses in the state, and while we plan to film them all, it’s going to take some time. We’re filming as quick as we can, but in the meantime make an official request and we’ll move that course towards the top of our priority list.
We do! Like most of you, we’ve been addicted to the game for years and are on our never ending journey towards scratch golf. Most of us tend to shoot in the bogey golf range. We love the game, we love our jobs, and we are truly just trying to fix a problem in the industry.
At the moment, we do not have an app. However! An app is in the very near future. In the meantime, our website and flyovers are completely mobile friendly through your phone’s internet browser.
Questions from Golf Courses
It is and it will always be free to have your course on Eagle Vision Golf. In addition, it is free to use the edited flyover video in any way you see fit whether it’s for your website, social media, or other promotional purposes.
Yes it is a free service, however, we are still a business. We have other ways of generating revenue such as sponsorships and advertising, to name a few. It will always be free for the golf courses and online viewers.
That’s what every golf course has said before you and they are all happy satisfied customers. We’re building a long term business and expect to be an integral part of the golf industry for many years. Golf clubs have been giving and giving for years, and now it’s our turn to do our part.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to you quick enough. We would love to still film your course and add it to our website. We cannot use the footage already shot because of copyright issues, we’d have to re-film it ourselves.
After we come out and film your golf course, the footage will be edited and uploaded within 7-10 days
In our ideal world where there are no golfers on the course, we could get it done in 1 1/2 hours. More realistically, it takes us about 2 1/2 hours to film all 18 holes. In summertime many courses close for a day…we’d love to come film on that day.
All we need is permission. Let us know when you’re looking green and healthy and we’ll be there to film.
We film all year round. Summer works best when golf play slows, however, we understand that most courses tend to look their best in fall, winter, and spring. Our top priority is making sure your course looks gorgeous on video.
Absolutely not. If it happens to be in season when we film, we will work around the golfers on the course. In fact, it tends to look better when there are some golfers on the course.
We work with golf courses to schedule a time when they’re looking green and healthy. If there are a couple holes you don’t like, that’s fine. We will come back to re-shoot up to 3 holes. If you need more holes re-shot, there may be an added charge.
Questions About Drones
It is only illegal to operate commercially if you do not have the proper licensing. All of our pilots are licensed pilots and have an FAA Part 107 UAS Airman Certificate. On August 29, 2016, the new FAA regulations went into effect. Anyone operating drones commercially is required to have the proper certifications and regulatory requirements in place.
The FAA considers anything tied to income as commercial operation. Basically if you are flying for any purpose other than hobby or recreation, it is commercial use and you need a license and are expected to comply with commercial regulations.
It depends on the airport. Some require approval from the FAA and/or the local Air Traffic Control tower and some do not. [Contact] ← (linked) us with the address of your golf course and we can find out for you.
Our drones can operate for 15-20 minutes on a single battery depending on certain conditions. Each of our drones have multiple batteries in order to extend flight time. We also have the ability to charge batteries on location so we can fly uninterrupted for an entire day if needed.
Future EVG Pilots
While we go into more detail on exactly when is required after the initial inquiry, the two most important criteria are owning your own drone and being licensed for commercial drone operation through the FAA.
In order to become certified and licensed through the FAA you must complete a 60 question multiple choice exam. The FAA has provided a 79 page study guide that walks you through the subjects you need to know including weather, sectional charts, and emergency procedures. If you don’t consider yourself a text based learner, there are several online classes which you can find through a simple Google search.
You can take the test at one of 690 FAA-approved knowledge testing centers across the United States. Chances are there’s one that’s fairly close to you.
The test costs $150. If you don’t pass, it’s another $150 every attempt. Not a bad investment seeing you could pay that off filming 3 courses for us.